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Week of 5/17/17 Of Special Interest
 
Photo courtesy: RTD
 

By La Voz Staff
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
05/17/2017

Colfax resurfacing and pedestrian Improvements

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Brannan Sand & Gravel Company, began the Colfax Resurfacing and Pedestrian Improvements project in April on Colfax Ave. from Speer Blvd. to Colorado Blvd. This $5 million project will consist of milling existing pavement and resurfacing with an asphalt overlay on 3.5 miles of Colfax Ave. and reconstruction of 96 curb ramps.

Colorado Encyclopedia launches statewide

How much do Denverites know about their city? What forced Henry Zietz to open the Buckhorn Exchange? Which Pope declared Denver’s Cathedral a minor basilica? What’s unique about the Brown Palace? For more information, visit www.coloradoencyclopedia.org. Colorado Humanities, in collaboration with Colorado State University Libraries, the University Press of Colorado, and History Colorado, is pleased to announce that the Colorado Encyclopedia is now available as the state’s only scholar-reviewed encyclopedia at www.coloradoencyclopedia.org.

Spring cleaning your car

Vacuum regularly and lightly shampoo the carpets as needed. Dirt remaining in the carpet greatly accelerates wear, but be careful not to soak carpets with too much moisture. Have small windshield chips repaired to prevent them from becoming cracks that require complete windshield replacement. If you have large cracks, have the windshield replaced. Be sure to rinse out the wheel wells and accessible areas of the undercarriage. This is especially important in Colorado where salt or mag chloride is used on the roads as it will help prevent rust.

Jeffco Public Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided at the site(s) and times below. Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School – 2305 Pierce St., Edgewater, CO 80214 Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. o May 31 – July 14th.

Eastside neighborhood clean-up

The eastside neighborhood clean-up will be held Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Leander’s Church parking lot on the corner of E. 6th and Monument streets. Participants must pre-purchase tickets to dispose of waste at the cleanup. Tickets are available for purchase at 4th Street Barbers, 608 E. 4th Street, Housing and Human Services, E. 4th Street and Amarillo Ave., or the Pueblo City-County Health Department, 101 W. 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ID with an Eastside address must be provided to purchase tickets. Call the Health Department Environmental Coordinator Program at 719-583-4924 for event information.

RTD seeks community engagement

Residents of the eight-county Regional Transportation District (RTD) who are interested in public transit and community engagement are encouraged to apply for one of three vacancies on the RTD Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The 17-member citizens group has advised the agency on its voter-approved FasTracks program for the past 10 years. Last year, the committee’s role was expanded to also advise RTD on its strategies and initiatives. CAC members represent a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and professional experiences. The group’s public outreach meetings keep metro-area citizens informed of FasTracks progress and RTD programs and encourage input from local communities.

White House

White House Movie Theater Opened for East Wing Tours for the First Time in History. At the direction of First Lady Melania Trump, visitors to the East Wing are now being treated to a new piece of history along the tour route. The self-guided tours in the East Wing include the White House movie theater.

“The White House belongs to the people of this country,” stated First Lady Melania Trump. “I believe everyone who takes the time to visit and tour the White House should have as much access to its rich history and wonderful traditions as possible. It is my hope that our visitors truly enjoy the newest piece of the tour.”

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed James Craig Dolezal as judge on the Sedgwick County Court in the 13th Judicial District. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Tera N. Neugebauer. Dolezal is currently an Enumerator with the National Agriculture Statistic Service and the State of Colorado Division of the National Association of States Department of Agriculture. Dolezal earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 1973. Dolezal’s appointment was effective May 1, 2017.

Denver Mayor

George Delaney Tapped Interim Executive Director of Denver Public Works. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has named George Delaney the interim Executive Director of Public Works. The role of Executive Director provides direction, leadership and management of the Public Works department, as well as advises on issues and recommendations related to delivery of programs and services in the department.

 

 

 

 

 
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